PDA

View Full Version : Went to an auction today



Burl Source
10-13-2012, 08:26 PM
I went to an auction today. They called it a living estate sale.
The guy who's stuff was being sold was an old wood turner.
He was 90 years old but he looked at least 100.
The tools sold for way too much money. But I got some pretty good wood.

Looks like firewood, but it is mesquite, olive and desert ironwood.

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/apr12/a001.jpg

Some big chunks of walnut. I am thinking Saya material.

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/apr12/a002.jpg

Now I need to sort through to see what I have. There will be a lot of waste, but it is all really old dry wood.
If things don't look so good, then I will have a good batch of exotic firewood.
Won't know for sure till I cut it up.

SpikeC
10-13-2012, 09:01 PM
*wood envy*!

kalaeb
10-13-2012, 09:35 PM
Nice, looks like you will be able to get some pretty good pieces out of it.

Burl Source
10-13-2012, 09:36 PM
First the better stuff. Desert Ironwood. A couple might be something else. Won't know till I cut it.

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/apr12/001-46.jpg

Next is Mesquite. Most looks bland but there will be some with tight fiddleback.

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/apr12/005-14.jpg

Then a big pile of Olive. Probably 75 to 80% waste but should get some good blocks.

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/apr12/002-34.jpg

Finally a pile of mystery wood. Most is really hard heavy stuff. Might be able to figure out what some of it is after I cut it.

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/apr12/006-10.jpg

I am going to have lots and lots of waste. But if I can get at least 10% good wood it will pay for itself.
Otherwise I will have the most exotic firewood in town.

apicius9
10-13-2012, 09:41 PM
Mmmhh, some reliably dry olive wa blanks might be interesting...

Stefan

SpikeC
10-13-2012, 09:47 PM
If you have a piece of olive that is not straight, I would be interested in a chunk that I could carve a spoon out of.

Cutty Sharp
10-13-2012, 11:07 PM
If things don't look so good, then I will have a good batch of exotic firewood.
I wonder if any of that would be good for bbqs or smoking (... smoking meat, that is).

mhenry
10-13-2012, 11:12 PM
I use Mesquite to smoke meat all the time, might be my favorite

l r harner
10-16-2012, 09:40 AM
was going to say can i buy the off cuts to feed my smoker (olive wood works well for fish)

apicius9
10-16-2012, 09:48 AM
Folks out here use local kiawe wood = mesquite.

Stefan

Burl Source
10-16-2012, 03:39 PM
was going to say can i buy the off cuts to feed my smoker (olive wood works well for fish)
I stopped cutting for a while, but there is going to be lots and lots of cut offs from the olive.
I will try to put together a box for you.